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Belly of the Beast Director Erika Cohn shares her journey to exposing healthcare and human rights abuse issues inside prisons

October 16, 2020 by | Beyond Dodge

Centering the narrative around the experiences of those inside the “belly of the beast,” reframes the lens through which we view crime, punishment and rehabilitation. Amid a time of exploding prison populations, disproportionate incarceration of people of color, privatization and overcrowding, our criminal justice system is in crisis. Women of color are the fastest growing

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Belly of the Beast Available Friday Oct. 16 Directed by Erika Cohn (BFA/FP '09)

October 16, 2020 by | Kudos!

Watch the Film When an unlikely duo discovers a pattern of illegal sterilizations in women’s prisons, they wage a near impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. Filmed over seven years with extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, BELLY OF THE BEAST exposes modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California

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Supervising a Netflix Feature Film Alumna Spotlight: Trisha Duncan (BFA/TBJ ‘11)

October 9, 2020 by Trisha Duncan '11 | Kudos!

My name is Trisha Duncan, née Vo. I graduated from Chapman in 2011 with a BFA in Television and Broadcast Journalism. While in school, I applied for internships and got accepted for a position in show development at DreamWorks Animation in 2010. Grateful to have been given this opportunity, I made the most of it

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Film Festival Corner Update 10/5/20

October 5, 2020 by | Festival Report

As the film festival circuit continues to adapt to the current state of the world by migrating their programs to a virtual platform, our students are continuing to find success. Not only are they getting accepted, they are also bringing home awards! Here is the latest news from the festival circuit: Fine Cut 2020 Finalists

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Complimentary Passes to the NFMLA Latinx & Hispanic Virtual Film Festival with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Friday, September 25th - Saturday, September 26th

September 22, 2020 by | Beyond Dodge

You’re invited to join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for a virtual edition of the annual NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema event, powered by Seed&Spark. The InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema line-up consists of two shorts programs and a feature

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Film Festival Corner Update 8/31/20

August 31, 2020 by | Festival Report

As the summer festivals begin to wrap up, the fall festivals finalize their programs, and the spring festivals begin to open for submissions our students are still sending their completed films out for consideration. Here are the latest updates about official selections and awards won: Rishabh Thakkar (MFA/DOCU ’20) – BIRDS WITHOUT WINGS Named a

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